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SPA places strict data command on Brazil Bets duties

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Brazil maintains its schedule to launch its ‘Bets’ market, regulating online gambling activities as stakeholders are informed of IT security and platform requirements by the Secretariat of Betting and Prizes (SPA). On Friday, the SPA published its second market ordinance related to IT system requirements that will be applied to the Bets market. Prior to market launch, the SPA has …

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Brazil SPA bans credit cards and bonuses from Bets payment framework

SBC News Brazil SPA bans credit cards and bonuses from Bets payment framework

New developments in Brazil see the Secretariat of Awards and Prizes (SPA) publish the ‘Normative Ordinances’ related to payment authorisations, required to establish the general rules that operators of sports betting and online gaming in the country must abide by for financial transactions. Titled as ‘the Payment Ordinance‘, the framework dictates that deposits, withdrawals, and prize payments can only be …

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eCogra certified as testing lab of Brazil SPA

SBC News eCogra certified as testing lab of Brazil SPA

eCogra has been certified as a ‘technical assurance’ agency by the Secretariat of Betting and Prizes (SPA), the supervisory authority of Brazil’s imminent Bets market. Ordinance 588 published by the SPA declares eCogra as a certified laboratory to carry out technical assessments of betting systems, platforms, gaming studios, and lottery terminals for the Bets market. Founded in 2003, eCogra provides …

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Jason Moodley joins Pretty Technical in new compliance role

Pretty Technical has bolstered its leadership team after confirming Jason Moodley will become the company’s Technical Compliance Manager. 

Pretty Technical has bolstered its leadership team after confirming that Jason Moodley will become the company’s new Technical Compliance Manager.  In his new role, Moodley will help Pretty Technical to navigate “the increasingly complex space” within iGaming by drawing upon his experience in certification product management, jurisdictional management and QA compliance management. “Pretty Technical has already shown immense growth within …

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GiG: Certification has become a staple of igaming platform development

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Certification is the “bread and butter” for igaming platform providers with ambitions to participate in regulated markets, said GiG’s General Counsel Claudio Caruana, who added that certification can guarantee speed to market for partner operators and attract key interest from those aspiring to enter a new market. As part of an exclusive interview for SBC News, Caruana (pictured above) also …

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Stats Perform’s integrity efforts recognised with IBIA accreditation

Stats Perform’s integrity efforts recognised with IBIA accreditation

Stats Perform has become the first betting data provider to receive a Data Standards Accreditation from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).  Receiving the award, Stats Perform was recognised by the IBIA for its collection and distribution of sports event data for betting. Andrew Ashenden, Chief Betting Officer at Stats Perform, commented: “This accreditation is thanks to tireless quality and …

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IBIA – MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes  

SBC News IBIA - MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) consultation on ‘suspicious betting reporting requirements and further integrity matters’.  The IBIA underlined that it has followed MGA legislative developments closely since the regulatory body launched its ‘Prevention of Corruption in Sport Act‘ in  2018. Furthermore, the IBIA has supported the MGA in …

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IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

SBC News IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has secured a new agreement with arbitration bodies eCOGRA and the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Under the terms of the partnership, the trio will focus upon implementing measures that will ‘inform and advance the customer betting dispute resolution decision-making process’. It will primarily consider circumstances where customer winnings are not paid for the …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

SBC News eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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Kindred Group first operator to gain EU ‘Recommendation on Consumer Protection’ accreditation

SBC News Kindred Group first operator to gain EU 'Recommendation on Consumer Protection' accreditation

Updating the market, Kindred Group (former Unibet Group Plc) has confirmed that it has become the first industry operator to meet all requirements of the European Union standards and policy mandate; ‘Recommendation on Consumer Protection’ (2014). Completing an official audit, Kindered Group assets successfully passed an official review benchmarked against EU standards and best practices focused on ongoing consumer protections …

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